Frank Dammers (Zwolle, 1951) shares with Mondriaan, and other artists who work in the spirit of the Bauhaus and painters of light, the desire to give expression and form through his art to the ideology of a better world. His fascination for architecture is evident in the geometric and balanced nature of his composition, wherein each area of color appears to inhabit its natural place of the canvas. The intensity of his working methods attests to his predisposition towards confronting challenge and his refusal to take the easy route. He creates tableaux that are immediately recognizable, in contrast to many of his geometric-abstract colleagues. Dammers composes city silhouettes that are easily traced back to their point of inspiration. We recognize the skyline of New York, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Shanghai and Dubai as readily as we identify the ‘and Art Heads and Central Park New York ‘captured in geometric patterns or the patchwork of colors that represents a pyramid. Dammers plays ingeniously whit space and perspective, thus inviting comparison with Esscher. His world is essentially too good to be true. Harmony, balance and adventure keep step with each other in paintings that are easy on the eye, and yet are equally extraordinary and often tantalizingly misleading.